11 days ago


Sechelt, BC


The Position Summary: Under the general supervision of the CFO, the Finance Manager is responsible for maintaining journals, ledgers and other complex financial reports and for preparing related budgets, financial statements and analytical reports as required. As a key resource to the CFO and the Finance team, this role provides planning, control monitoring, accounting, department reporting, and advising on the application of policies and procedures. 

Reporting to the CFO, the main purpose of this role is to:
  • Supervise, coordinate, and direct the activities and work of other Finance staff.
  • Perform complex accounting, fiscal and administrative work
  • Achieve the goals and objectives of the Finance Department, to research and interpret legislation and agreements, to work in an independent manner and to exercise good judgment in selecting and interpreting information
  • Assist in the overall direction of the Finance Department in performing managerial tasks and highly technical accounting and financial work
  • Oversee and manage accounting and reporting functions
  • Ensure the integrity and reliability of the financial reporting system and the related general ledger account structure
  • With the assistance of other Finance staff prepare the annual consolidated financial statements and all associated working papers and documentation, to standards required by the external auditors
  • Coordinate with the external auditors in respect to the interim and final audits
  • Supervise the continuous improvement of accounting and financial processes and the development of the team with the goal to achieve best practices and optimal output
  • Provide a high level of service to requests for information, advice, and direction from external and internal clients
  • Assist with the preparation of the annual long-term financial plan including the associated operating and capital budgets
  • Prepare financial reports and statistics for outside agencies, regulatory bodies, and other levels of government 

  • A University graduate or College graduate. 
  • Advanced experience in accounting or auditing areas in a diverse work environment. 
  • This rewarding opportunity will appeal to professionals with possession of a professional accounting designation (CPA) and at least 5 years of financial, business, and managerial experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working within a First Nations environment is considered an asset. 
A full job description is available upon request. If you are interested in the position, please send your resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department-Shreenath Comar at, scomar@shíshá
Preference will be given to qualified shíshálh members, community members, and other First Nation’s members, Inuit and Métis. We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest in the position; however, only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.

About Shishalh Nation:

The shíshálh Nation is committed to innovation in program and service delivery designed to assist our members and community to achieve greater interdependence, wellness and self-sufficiency. Foundational to our shared work is the protection, promotion and practice of shíshálh culture, language and laws within our swiya. We proudly advance the work of those that have gone before us.